Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Volkswagen
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
Germany
Major Industry: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry: 
motor vehicles
Penalty total since 2000: 
$25,543,900,230
Number of records: 
96
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$21,376,185,44859
consumer-protection-related offenses$4,096,512,0005
government-contracting-related offenses$50,000,0001
employment-related offenses$12,352,29416
financial offenses$7,500,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$21,315,791,01231
consumer protection violation$4,096,512,0005
fuel economy (CAFE) violation$60,394,43628
False Claims Act and related$50,000,0001
employment discrimination$11,779,1223
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
International Truck And Engine Corporation employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
International Truck And Engine Corporation employment discrimination 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,784,122
Volkswagen AG employment discrimination 2020 private lawsuit-federal $995,000
Volkswagen AG environmental violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $96,500,000
Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,600,000,000
Navistar Incorporated environmental violation 2017 AL-ENV $15,000
Volkswagen consumer protection violation 2018 AZ-AG $40,000,000
Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 CA-AG (*) $66,000,000
Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 CA-AG $86,000,000
Navistar, Inc. environmental violation 2020 CA-ARB $2,026,800
F. Porsche AG & Porsche Cars NA environmental violation 2019 CA-ARB $5,876,338
MAN Truck and Bus AG environmental violation 2017 CA-ARB $52,500
Navistar, Inc. f/k/a International Truck & Engine Corporation environmental violation 2015 CA-ARB $250,000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. environmental violation 2014 CA-ARB $6,000
Navistar environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $281,500
Volkswagen environmental violation 2004 CA-ARB $552,500
Porsche AG environmental violation 2020 CA-ARB $3,151,540
Navistar Defense LLC False Claims Act and related 2021 DOJ_CIVIL $50,000,000
Navistar, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2016 EBSA $10,001
Navistar, Inc benefit plan administrator violation 2016 EBSA $10,001
Navistar, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2014 EBSA $10,001
NAVISTAR FINANCIAL CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $10,001
IC CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $10,001
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION benefit plan administrator violation 2007 EBSA $10,001
Volkswagen AG environmental violation 2016 EPA $14,700,000,000
Volkswagen of America environmental violation 2005 EPA $27,100,000
Volkswagen AG environmental violation 2016 EPA $225,000,000
Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 EPA $4,300,000,000
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORP. environmental violation 2005 EPA $590,960
SST TRUCK COMPANY, LLC environmental violation 2001 EPA $7,500
Volkswagen of America, Inc. environmental violation 2005 EPA (*) $1,115,126
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA environmental violation 2017 EPA (*) $1,450,000,000
Volkswagen Konzernlogistiks GmbH & Co. OHG maritime violation 2016 FMC $170,000
Volkswagen Group of America consumer protection violation 2017 FTC $4,000,000,000
International Truck and Engine Corporation environmental violation 2004 IL-ENV $10,000
NAVISTAR INC environmental violation 2013 IN-ENV $19,000
Volkswagen AG environmental violation 2018 MD-AG $33,500,000
Navistar Defense LLC environmental violation 2014 MS-ENV $6,600
Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 MULTI-AG (*) $570,000,000
Volkswagen AG environmental violation 2017 MULTI-AG $157,000,000
VW Credit, Inc., DBA Volkswagen Credit consumer protection violation 2011 NE-DBF $12,000
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2013 NHTSA $1,487,145
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2013 NHTSA $2,081,442
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2013 NHTSA $956,241
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2011 NHTSA $1,121,373
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2011 NHTSA $656,370
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2009 NHTSA $1,143,995
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2009 NHTSA $2,584,588
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2008 NHTSA $4,508,163
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2008 NHTSA $1,237,500
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2007 NHTSA $1,007,573
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2007 NHTSA $1,589,346
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2007 NHTSA $3,010,519
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2006 NHTSA $2,238,082
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2006 NHTSA $1,977,250
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2006 NHTSA $1,136,669
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2005 NHTSA $3,474,372
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2005 NHTSA $3,225,453
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2005 NHTSA $3,171,564
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2004 NHTSA $3,348,609
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2004 NHTSA $189,635
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2004 NHTSA $4,357,782
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2002 NHTSA $4,997,190
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2002 NHTSA $173,118
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2001 NHTSA $276,309
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2001 NHTSA $3,720,816
Volkswagen fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2001 NHTSA $224,840
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2000 NHTSA $4,884,627
Porsche fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2000 NHTSA $1,613,865
Navistar motor vehicle safety violation 2019 NHTSA $1,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America environmental violation 2017 NJ-DCA $69,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC labor relations violation 2016 NLRB $20,685
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION, TRUCK DEVELOPMENT & TECHNOLOGY CENTER (TDTC) labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $255,800
Volkswagon of America, Inc. labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $49,000
Volkswagen environmental violation 2018 OK-AG $8,500,000
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $5,000
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $6,900
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,000
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $9,600
IC OF OKLAHOMA, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,625
IC OF OKLAHOMA, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,250
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $11,900
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $97,000
NAVISTAR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $13,500
NAVISTAR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,685
NAVISTAR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $8,398
NAVISTAR, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $6,630
Navistar International Corp. investor protection violation 2016 SEC $7,500,000
Volkswagen Group of America environmental violation 2013 TN-ENV $26,849
Volkswagen consumer protection violation 2016 TX-AG $50,000,000
Volkswagen AG consumer protection violation 2018 VT-AG $6,500,000
Navistar International Corporation wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $47,124
IC Corporation wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $33,640
IC Corporation wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $79,410
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. wage and hour violation 2018 WHD $27,507
International Truck and Engine Corporation environmental violation 2008 WI-AG $317,925
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